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Child Care Reporting--Family Homeless

Important Notice: Programs Moved to CDSS

While the California Department of Education continues to operate the California State Preschool Program, the Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SB) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of many childcare programs from the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may include programs that have moved to CDSS. For additional assistance you can either visit the CDSS Child Care Transition web page External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

Is the family homeless? (CDD-801B only)

For reporting purposes, a family should be reported as homeless if they were homeless for one or more days during the month. Homeless is defined by the U.S. Department of Education in section 725 of subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Act as follows:

(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 103(a)(1)); and

(B) includes —

(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;

(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (within the meaning of section 103(a)(2)(C));

(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

(iv) migratory children (as such term is defined in section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).

Where to Find It

On the ELCD-9600 form, look in the space labeled "Family Eligibility Status" and the space labeled "Reason for Needing Service."

Rules and Guidelines

  • This information is required.
  • There are three possible choices:
    • Yes - The family meets the definition of homeless as defined above.
    • No - The family does not meet the definition of homeless as defined above.
    • Unavailable - Data for Family Homeless Status is not available.

Error Messages and Solutions

The information for "Is the family homeless?" is required. [801B]

Problem: No selection has been made from the "Is the family homeless?" drop down list. This field must have information selected.

Solution: Select the correct "Is the family homeless?" information (Yes, No, or Unavailable).


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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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